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The literary life of the late Thomas Pennant, Esq. (1793)

Author: Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798; Gainsborough, Thomas, 1727-1788, ill; Ridley, William, 1764-1838, engraver; Griffith, Moses, 1747-1819, ill; Wetmore, Alexander, 1886-1978, former owner. DSI; Rooke, Charles, former owner. DSI
Volume: (1793)
Subject: Pennant, Thomas, 1726-1798; Naturalists; Patagonians; Postal service
Publisher: London : Sold by Benjamin and John White ... and Robert Faulder ...
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 39088002230795
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity
Notes: No copyright page found.

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"The title-page announces the termination of my authorial existence, which took place on March 1st, 1791"--P. [3] (1st group). The statement in the title "the late Thomas Pennant" refers to the author's intent to stop writing and publishing, as of 1 March 1791, as explained in the preface. However, in spite of this pledge, Pennant continued to write and to publish until his death in 1798, and several works were also issued posthumously

The portrait frontispiece, engraved by W. Ridley after a painting by Thos. Gainsborough, was issued separately (see p. [6], 1st group), and is not always present in copies of this autobiography

The plate "Part of the inside of the church of Fountains Abby" is signed by Moses Griffith

Includes bibliographical references

Literary life -- [Appendices numbered 1 through 8, p. 47-144]: Of the Patagonians -- Free thoughts on the militia laws -- A letter from a Welsh freeholder to his representative -- A letter on the ladies affectation of the military dress -- On imprudency of conduct in married ladies -- Flintshire petition in 1779 -- A letter to a member of parliament on mail coaches -- Of the loyal associations of the present year, in Flintshire



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SCNHRB has 2 copies

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088002230795) is imperfect: the frontispiece port. is wanting

SCNHRB c. 1 has bookplates: 1. (Armorial) Dr. Charles Rooke F.G.S., with motto: Efflorescent cornices dum micat sol; 2. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Alexander Wetmore, Sixth Secretary, 1946-1953

SCNHRB c. 1 has a ms. ink note on front free endpaper about the sale of a different copy in 1845

SCNHRB c. 1 has a modern black half-morocco leather binding with marbled paper boards, gilt-lettered cover and spine titles, and decorated endpapers; a blank leaf has been inserted following the title leaf

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088011567732) has the frontispiece portrait

SCNHRB c. 2 has a contemporary blue paperboard binding with remnants of a vellum spine

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